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Adding Background Image in Blogger "Read More" Link


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Recently, I made an updated version of adding "Read More" in blogger but that tutorial doesn't mention on how to replace the the "Read More" link with an image. In this tutorial we will add image on it in be half of the usual style of adding that widget in your blogger  without using any image. Please see first the live demo of what is that thing we are trying to achieve here.


Live Demo


Adding Background Image in Blogger "Read More"


Step 1. If you have not yet put the "Read More widget in blogger, please click it here for the tutorial.
Step 2. Now we will just make some changes on the code that you have you put in replacement of the code "<data:post.body>"  in step no. 7 in that previous tutorial.
The original code is:
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "static_page"'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<div expr:id='"summary" + data:post.id'><data:post.body/></div>
<script type='text/javascript'>createSummaryAndThumb("summary<data:post.id/>");</script>
</b:if>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item"'><data:post.body/></b:if>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "static_page"'><data:post.body/></b:if>

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "static_page"'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType != "item"'>
<div style='float:right;margin-right:10px;margin-top:5px;'>
<a expr:href='data:post.url'>Read More</a>
</div>
</b:if>
</b:if>


Step 3. Replace the orange bold texts above with code below:
<a expr:href='data:post.url'> <div class='readmore' style='float: right;'>
</div></a>
</b:if>
</b:if>

Step 4. To add the CSS code, look for the tag ]]></b:skin>  and just above it paste the code below:
.readmore {
background: url("Select image url below") no-repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent;
width: 120px;
height: 36px;
top: 88px;
left: -7px;
position: relative;
}

Customization:


  • You can change the background url (in red bold texts) with your own image url.
  • Adjust the margin of the image by increasing and decreasing the numerical value in top attribute (in orange color). High value will put the image on a higher position and lower value will put the image in lower position respectively.
  • Adjust the horizontal position of the image by customizing the numerical value (in light blue color). Higher value will place the image more in the right position while lowering the value will put it more in  the left position.
  • You can use  some of my images url below:

Image URL -  http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XmYLR-57UJw/Ud5hcgJSSLI/AAAAAAAABOE/IbcD6tDqjwc/s130/readmore+background.jpg


Image URL - http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6li7NNlobQg/Ud5jZ92Hv8I/AAAAAAAABOU/TN-JCykepT4/s1600/read+more+background451.jpg


Image URL - http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n_RdR6rUdz4/Ud6_XLrwhMI/AAAAAAAABPc/rJiumiagq6E/s1600/read+more+background1.jpg


Image URL - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-le7HdthnBAg/Ud5jzUHQFFI/AAAAAAAABOc/JWdRyU_hpnM/s1600/read+more+background3.jpg


Image URl - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kby6AX0LMVU/Ud6-DI-HPZI/AAAAAAAABO4/k6_5O5R96Lk/s1600/read+more+background+1a.png


Image URL - http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u-4Bz7uTTJ8/Ud6-uH0YqpI/AAAAAAAABPE/zVMQvBCdkDU/s1600/read+more+background10.jpg


Image URL - http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sLNZkdJ1vuA/Ud6-0kuA7SI/AAAAAAAABPM/v4OKAbzQSM8/s1600/read+more+background9.jpg

  • You can change the size of the above images by changing the red bold number. Higher value will increase the image size and lower value will also decreases the size of the image.

Step 5. Save your Template and Enjoy!
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